Description of the Project
Students in grade 9 were asked to fill out a brief survey voluntarily. Adult participants were from the parents workplaces who volunteered to fill out and anonymously submit survey. The survey consisted of questions eliciting motivation related information.
Advice or Ruling
The survey used was not supplied.
The consent of the human participants is implied by their agreement to fill in the survey.
The Youth Science Canada Ethics Committee accepts the judgement of the RSF Ethics Committee and approves this project for presentation at the CWSF.
These case studies summarize interesting examples of science fair projects involving humans or animals submitted to the Youth Science Canada National Ethics Committee for review. A brief description of the proposed project is given, along with the ruling given by the Ethics Committee. Some details may have been changed in the descriptions so that the original source cannot be identified. The ethical challenges described have not been changed.